As you all know 100’s of us (maybe thousands?) have gotten a call from Racheal at Card Member Services asking us to press one if we are wanting to lower our credit card rates. Do not take them up at their offer. I monitor 10 “who is calling me” type of websites. Several people on those sites have been scammed out of there hard earned money. Below is a partial list of numbers associated with calls from Card Member services. (My thanks to Ronin and others)
Many believe these calls are placed through a VOIP service which allow the company to place calls using a fictitious phone number. The number I have been getting calls from actually belongs to a 62 year old lady in Baltimore (nice lady!),
Many on these sites have attributed these calls to people such as;
Marketing Source One, Naperville, IL 60540
PACIFIC TELECOM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP in Olympia, Washington
CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS -Marysville WA
Unknown sources in Vancouver Washington
As well as First USA in Wilmington Delaware.
I have spoken to executives in most of these companies as well as reviewing their copany profiles and believe them to be legitimate. Like others I strongly recommend that we all file frequent complaints with the FTC, FCC, DNC and our State attorney general’s office. Websites addresses are given below. If this company is using a voip system then it will take someone with greater resources than us private citizens to address this matter.